New academic journal about games: Games and Culture
Games and Culture: A Journal of Interactive Media is a new academic journal which seems of interest with regards to my research/work/interests.
Games and Culture: A Journal of Interactive Media is a new, quarterly international journal (first issue due January 2006) that aims to publish innovative theoretical and empirical research about games and culture within the context of interactive media. The journal will serve as a premiere outlet for ground-breaking work in the field of game studies.
Games and Culture's scope will include the socio-cultural, political, and economic dimensions of gaming from a wide variety of perspectives, including textual analysis, political economy, cultural studies, ethnography, critical race studies, gender studies, media studies, public policy, international relations, and communication studies. Other possible arenas include:
- Issues of gaming culture related to race, class, gender, and sexuality - Issues of game development - Textual and cultural analysis of games as artifacts - Issues of political economy and public policy in both US and international arenas
It's an interdisciplinary publication, welcoming submissions by those working in fields such as Communication, Anthropology, Computer Science, English, Sociology, Media Studies, Cinema/Television Studies, Education, Art History, and Visual Arts.